Teenage Atlanta Rapper Silento’ Signs to Capitol Records

Teenage Atlanta Rapper Silento’ Signs to Capitol Records

In the midst of the YouTube and social media success of his dance anthem “Watch Me,” 17-year-old Atlanta rapper Silento’ has signed with Capitol Records.

Now in its 13th week on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart, the song has climbed to number 25, its highest ranking yet. According to the music industry trade publication, “the biggest contributing factor to its Billboard chart ranking comes from the song’s popularity on YouTube… YouTube accounts for 89 percent of the 7.4 million streams the track earned in the most recent tracking week, powered by the sum of many user-generated videos, created by fans reinterpreting the dance themselves and with their friends All are driving ‘Watch Me’ and Silento’s popularity.”

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